Preview of this weekend’s local sport

Action from the first Bridlington v Sewerby derby earlier this season.
Action from the first Bridlington v Sewerby derby earlier this season.

THE highlight of the Bank Holiday weekend is the much-anticipated clash between Sewerby 1sts and Bridlington 1sts in York Senior League Division One.

Both teams desperately need the points, but for differing reasons. Sewerby are second in the table, looking assured of promotion as they are 91 points clear of the team below them.

But they trail leaders Acomb by just three points so the race for the title is well and truly on.

Bridlington, however, are in the relegation zone but all the teams in the bottom half are within catching distance.

Before Monday’s derby clash, Sewerby travel to Heworth and Bridlington welcome Thirsk on Saturday, with all eyes turning to the all-important Bank Holiday weather forecast.

Promotion and relegation matters in the Beckett League and Derwent Valley League will be decided as they reach a conclusion on Saturday.

In Beckett League Premier Division, Flamborough 1sts should be safe but might need a few points at Heslerton. In Division A, Wold Newton 1sts and Sewerby 2nds are comfortable in mid-table. Sewerby are at home to promoted Cloughton.

Bridlington 2nds are threatened with the drop and travel to champions Kirkbymoorside

In the Derwent Valley League, Sewerby 3rds have already won promotion from Division B and round things off with a visit to Flixton 3rds. The 4ths hosts champions Great Habton.

Flamborough 2nds have missed out on promotion and welcome Kirkbymoorside 2nds, while Bridlington 3rds will need to win at Lockton 2nds to guarantee safety.

In football, Bridlington Town have a new signing in their squad for the match against high-flying Worksop Parramore. Striker Carl Stewart arrives from Pickering Town, having scored five times last season against the Seasiders, three for the Pikes and two for his previous club Tadcaster Albion.

On Monday, Town travel to Brighouse, unless the West Yorkshire side’s FA Cup game against Eccleshill United goes to a replay.

There is more football on Sunday at Queensgate, with the annual Jackson Walton Memorial match between Bridlington Excelsior and Bridlington Tigers at 2pm.

Bridlington RUFC head to Bradford Salem for their final pre-season friendly before the Yorkshire One league season starts next weekend.